At the time of posting these notes we are just about to enter a new season, autumn.
It certainly feels a lot chillier, the quilts are back on the beds and the wood burner is on. The children should be back at school this week and hopefully we will have something like normality. We wish the best of luck to Bournemouth Championship Show and all those attending. It will be different but I am sure it will be wonderful to see people again. Stay safe!
2020 has been a really difficult year with the shows, at all levels, being pretty much all cancelled, we must feel sorry for the judges that have lost their appointment. For some it would have been their first time awarding Challenge Certificates and the societies they had contracts with, some may reschedule them for 2021 but others societies may have had judges already approved by the KC for 2021. Unfortunately, the 2020 judges may have to wait until 2022 or 2023 to be invited again. Maybe some show societies will hold two shows at the venues next year and the judges will still be able to officiate, that is unless they are booked for another show within the KC’s time frame.
In last week’s notes I posted the incorrect email for Peter Yardley. The correct one is underlined below.
Peter Yardley has posted that there are Saluki Welfare Cards available. He writes “Without the luxury of our Club Shows, Saluki Welfare cannot promote our work with a stand at the shows which generate income for the Charity. So, this post is to let everyone know that one of income generators are the cards we sell, both plain cards and Christmas Cards.
These cards are sold in packs of 4 both coloured and black and white. We are now selling some of the end of line in mix and match packs at sale price. They can be ordered through the Saluki Welfare site for if you receive Snippets they are listed there and can be ordered direct from me. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org the design numbers and quantities required. I will then let you know the cost and P & P.”
The SGHC has announced that they will be holding an online auction during September to raise funds for their upcoming Centenary celebrations to be held in 2023. If anyone has any item they would like to donate please send a private message to Diane Layton-Smith. Her contact address is Laytondiane@hotmail.com or telephone 01208 72927.
Reading through the pages on ‘social media’ this morning a group called ‘Saluki Treasure Found’ appeared. There I found this interesting story: “For many years the sport’s teams of Southern Illinois University were named the Maroons. In 1951 the student body abandoned that awkward name in favour of the Salukis, an ancient breed of Egyptian hunting dog (Southern Illinois is known, geographically as ‘Little Egypt’.
Saluki Mascot: King Tut
Two years later the school acquired a real Saluki as a mascot. He was named King Tut and he became the star of SIU’s Homecoming and sports contests. And then he was run over by a car. King Tut was buried in 1954 at the corner of the university football stadium. The fraternity that had cared for him during his brief college career marked his gave, seven years later, with a cement Pyramid.
In 2010 the old stadium complex was knocked down. In its place rose a new multi-million-dollar SIU Arena and Saluki Stadium. A bronze, life-size Saluki stands on the concourse and two giant cement Salukis flank the entrance to the arena. But even though King Tut has been dead for over 50 years, he was not forgotten; his pyramid was reverently power-washed and moved to a place of honour at the entrance to the new stadium, where the SIU faithful can now touch it for luck”
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